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{{Spell infobox
 
{{Spell infobox
|image=[[File:Engorgio.jpg|250px]]
 
 
|name=Engorgement Charm
 
|name=Engorgement Charm
|incantation=Engorgio
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|type=[[Charm]]
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|incantation=''Engorgio''<ref name="wb">''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'' (see [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCPN3KmWEMA this])</ref><br/> (en-GOR-gee-oh)
|hand=Point wand at target
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|pronunciation=(in-GORE-jee-oh)<ref name="wb"/>
|light=None
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|type=[[Charm]]<ref name="wb"/>
|effect=Enlarges an object}}
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|hand=[[File:Engorgement-charm.png]]
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|light=Icy blue<ref name="wb"/>
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|effect=Causes swelling<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
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{{quote|"''Engorgio''". The spider gave a little shiver, bouncing in the web. Harry tried again. This time the spider grew slightly larger.|Harry tests his new wand.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Quote|These straightforward but surprisingly dangerous charms cause certain things to swell or shrink. You will be learning both charms together, so that you can always undo an over-enthusiastic cast. There is thus no excuse for having accidentally shrunk your homework down to microscopic size or for allowing a giant toad to rampage through your school’s flower gardens.|[[Miranda Goshawk]]|Wonderbook: Book of Spells}}
   
The '''Engorgement Charm''' (''Engorgio'') causes the target to swell in size. It was first mentioned by [[Hermione Granger]] in [[1992]], where she suspected [[Rubeus Hagrid]]'s pumpkins had been under magical "influence." This charm is detailed in ''[[The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2]]''. The counter charm is ''[[Reducio]].''
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The '''Engorgement Charm'''<ref name="pottermore"/> (''Engorgio''<ref name="wb"/>) is a [[charm]] that causes the target to swell immensely.<ref name="wb"/> If the caster attempts to engorge the target beyond a certain point it will violently explode.<ref name="wb"/> Although this spell is safe to use on animals, it is not recommended until the [[counter-charm]] has been perfected.<ref name="wb"/>
   
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==History==
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[[Miranda Goshawk]] included this [[charm]] in ''[[The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2]]'', the third spell in the book.<ref name="pottermore"/> She also wrote about it in ''[[Book of Spells]]'' alongside the [[Shrinking Charm]], which can be used to counteract this [[charm]].<ref name="wb"/>
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[[File:Pumpkin_hp3.jpeg|thumb|216x216px]]
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==Effect==
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It appears as a circle of icy blue light emanating from the tip of the [[wand]], much like a torch.<ref name="wb"/> Anything within this circle will grow exponentially, bouncing and shivering.<ref name="wb"/>
 
==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
[[File:Pumpkin_hp3.jpeg|thumb|Hagrid's boulder-sized pumpkins after he used the Engorgement Charm on it]]
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*[[Silvanus Kettleburn]] used an Engorgement Charm on an [[Ashwinder]] which caused it to explode later, causing a large amount of flame. [[Professor]] Kettleburn received [[probation]] for this.
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*In [[1992]], [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] suspected that [[Rubeus Hagrid]] had used an Engorgement Charm on his [[Pumpkin|pumpkins]].
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! align="center" width="20%" |Caster(s)
*[[Fred and George Weasley]] used this spell on their [[Ton-Tongue Toffee]]s. In the summer of [[1994]], they "accidentally" dropped some in front of Harry's cousin [[Dudley Dursley|Dudley]], in order to test their new product. Dudley's tongue swelled to an incredible size.
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! align="center" width="20%" |Date
*[[Kevin]], the little boy from the World Cup campground in 1994, used an Engorgement Charm on a slug with his father's wand.
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! scope="col" |Notes
*The [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Fake Moody]] used Engorgement charms on the three [[spider]]s he used in class to demonstrate the three [[Unforgivable Curses]], so that the spiders would easily be seen by the class.
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*[[Harry Potter|Harry]] once used the Engorgement Charm on a spider while he, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] were camping in the [[Forest of Dean]] in search for [[Horcrux]]es in [[1997]]. Since he had not won the [[Blackthorn wand]]'s allegiance, the spell was not powerful enough, and it took two tries for the spider to swell up moderately. In the film, Harry used it on a magical flame, made by Hermione, but the flame got too big.
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|[[Fred]] and [[George Weasley]]
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| colspan="1" rowspan="2"|[[August]] 1994
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|The twins placed an Engorgement Charm on the [[Ton-Tongue Toffee]] that they "accidentally" dropped in front of [[Dudley]]
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|[[Kevin]]
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|The little wizard boy in the World Cup was casting an Engorgement Spell (or something very similar) on a slug.
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|[[Rubeus Hagrid]]
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|[[1992-1993 school year]]
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|[[Hermione]] suspected that Hagrid has used an Engorgement Charm on his pumpkins.
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|[[Barty Crouch Jr. ]]
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|Fall 1994
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|The fake Moody used an Engorgement Charm on each of the three spiders he had bought to class to demonstrate the [[Unforgivable Curses]].
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|[[Harry Potter]]
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|[[December]] [[1997]]
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|Harry cast this on a [[spider]] to practice with the [[blackthorn]] wand.
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|}
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==Known practitioners==
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*[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.]]<ref name="GOF14">{{GOF}} - Chapter 14 (''The Unforgivable Curses'')</ref>
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*[[Fred Weasley]]<ref name="GOF4">{{GOF}} - Chapter 4 (''Back to the Burrow'')</ref>
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*[[George Weasley]]<ref name="GOF4"/>
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*[[Harry Potter]]<ref name="PA2">{{POA}} - Chapter 2 (''Aunt Marge's Big Mistake'')</ref>
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*[[Kevin]]<ref name="GOF7">{{GOF}} - Chapter 7 (''Bagman and Crouch'')</ref>
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*[[Rubeus Hagrid]]<ref name="COS7">{{COS}} - Chapter 7 (''Mudbloods and Murmurs'')</ref>
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*[[Silvanus Kettleburn]]<ref name="BoB">''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)]]''</ref>
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Harry_trying_blackthorn_wand.JPG|left|thumb|300px|[[Harry Potter]] testing the [[blackthorn wand]] by casting ''Engorgio'' on the [[Bluebell Flames]]]]
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*[[Ronald Weasley]] suspected that Rubeus Hagrid might have gotten in the way of a bad Engorgement Charm when he was a kid, not realising that he was [[half-giant]].<ref name="GF23">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Chapter 23 - (''The Yule Ball'')</ref>
*In the summer of [[1993]], when [[Harry Potter]] was infuriated by his [[Marjorie Dursley|Aunt Marge]], he unintentionally inflated her with [[Underage magic|underage magic]]. This may have been a [[Wandless spell|wandless]] and [[Nonverbal spell|nonverbal]] version of the Engorgement Charm.
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*A variation of this spell may be ''[[Engorgio Skullus]]'', which makes the head of a person bigger<ref name="LEGO">''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''</ref>.
*Ron stated that until discovering Hagrid was a Half-giant, he assumed he had got in the way of an Engorgement Charm when he was a child.
 
*In the book version of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Mad-Eye enlarged a spider only to demonstrate the [[Cruciatus Curse]], while in the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film version]], it was to demonstrate all three of the [[Unforgivable Curse]]s.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', Harry Potter casts ''Engorgio'' on the [[Bluebell Flames]] to check his [[blackthorn wand]] given to him by [[Ron Weasley]].
 
*A variation of this spell may be [[Engorgio Skullus]], which makes the head of a person bigger.
 
*In ''[[Pottermore]]'', the hand motion is shown as thus:<br/>[[File:Engorgement-charm.png]]
 
 
==See also==
 
*[[Engorgio Skullus]]
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
 
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
   
 
{{The Standard Book of Spells}}
 
{{The Standard Book of Spells}}
   
 
[[fr:Sortilège d'Engorgement]]
 
[[fr:Sortilège d'Engorgement]]
 
 
[[it:Incantesimo di Ingozzamento]]
 
[[it:Incantesimo di Ingozzamento]]
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[[pl:Engiorgio]]
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[[ru:Энгоргио]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]
 
[[Category:Charms]]
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[[Category:Spells of known incantation]]

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Engorgement Charm
Incantation

Engorgio[1]
(en-GOR-gee-oh)

Type

Charm[1]

Hand Movement

Engorgement-charm

Light

Icy blue[1]

Effect

Causes swelling[2]

"These straightforward but surprisingly dangerous charms cause certain things to swell or shrink. You will be learning both charms together, so that you can always undo an over-enthusiastic cast. There is thus no excuse for having accidentally shrunk your homework down to microscopic size or for allowing a giant toad to rampage through your school’s flower gardens."
Miranda Goshawk[src]

The Engorgement Charm[2] (Engorgio[1]) is a charm that causes the target to swell immensely.[1] If the caster attempts to engorge the target beyond a certain point it will violently explode.[1] Although this spell is safe to use on animals, it is not recommended until the counter-charm has been perfected.[1]

HistoryEdit

Miranda Goshawk included this charm in The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2, the third spell in the book.[2] She also wrote about it in Book of Spells alongside the Shrinking Charm, which can be used to counteract this charm.[1]

Pumpkin hp3

EffectEdit

It appears as a circle of icy blue light emanating from the tip of the wand, much like a torch.[1] Anything within this circle will grow exponentially, bouncing and shivering.[1]

Known usesEdit

Caster(s) Date Notes
Fred and George Weasley August 1994 The twins placed an Engorgement Charm on the Ton-Tongue Toffee that they "accidentally" dropped in front of Dudley
Kevin The little wizard boy in the World Cup was casting an Engorgement Spell (or something very similar) on a slug.
Rubeus Hagrid 1992-1993 school year Hermione suspected that Hagrid has used an Engorgement Charm on his pumpkins.
Barty Crouch Jr. Fall 1994 The fake Moody used an Engorgement Charm on each of the three spiders he had bought to class to demonstrate the Unforgivable Curses.
Harry Potter December 1997 Harry cast this on a spider to practice with the blackthorn wand.

Known practitionersEdit

EtymologyEdit

The word engorge means "to fill to excess".

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Ronald Weasley suspected that Rubeus Hagrid might have gotten in the way of a bad Engorgement Charm when he was a kid, not realising that he was half-giant.[9]
  • A variation of this spell may be Engorgio Skullus, which makes the head of a person bigger[10].

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Wonderbook: Book of Spells (see this)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Pottermore
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 14 (The Unforgivable Curses)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 4 (Back to the Burrow)
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 2 (Aunt Marge's Big Mistake)
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 7 (Bagman and Crouch)
  7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 7 (Mudbloods and Murmurs)
  8. The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)
  9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 23 - (The Yule Ball)
  10. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7


The Standard Book of Spells
Books: The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 3 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 4 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 5 · The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 6
Charms included in the series: Fire-Making Spell · Levitation Charm · Locking Spell · Mending Charm · Softening Charm · Severing Charm · Unlocking Charm · Dancing Feet Spell · Disarming Charm · Engorgement Charm · Freezing Charm · General Counter-Spell · Memory Charm · Tickling Charm · Summoning Charm · Banishing Charm · Substantive Charm

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